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Braemar Royal Highland Gathering

While there have been Gatherings of one sort or another at Braemar since the days of King Malcolm Canmore, nine hundred years ago, the Gathering has been run by BRHS since 1832 and from 2011 the Gathering has been run by Braemar Royal Highland Charity.

However during much of that time large crowds have come each year to acclaim their Monarch as Chieftain of the Braemar Gathering.

Every Gathering is a memorable occasion and that of 2016 will be no exception.

International athletes will be among those taking part in the "heavy" and "track" events.

Pipers and dancers will be of the usual high standard while teams from H.M. Forces will compete in the InterServices Unit Tug of War Championship and in the Services Medley Relay Race.

A Hill Race will again be run up Morrone and Scottish Pipe Bands will be to the fore with the customary Massed Pipe Bands appearing.

The Gathering, always held on the first Saturday in September, is world famous for its friendship and hospitality which we look forward to sharing with many visitors to our Park beneath.

The Braemar Gathering, is always held on the first Saturday in September in The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar.


The event starts at 9.30 a.m. and usually finishes at about 5.00 p.m.


Book online >

Bookings for tickets for the 2017 Gathering have now commenced, they can be purchased online above or by calling the bookings secretary on +44(0)1339741098. For general ticket queries please email the bookings secretary:

*Please note Dogs are not allowed in the Games Park*

    Covered Grandstand - £33.00 GBP                              

    Uncovered Grandstand - £22.00 GBP

    Ringside - £18.00 GBP

    Family Ringside - £45.00 GBP   (2 adults 2 children U14)

    Adult Admission - £12.00 GBP

    Child Admission U14 - £2.00 GBP

    Arena Car Parking - £15.00 GBP (vehicles must be parked prior to noon, no departure before 4.30 pm)

All bookings are subject to a £3.00 GBP booking fee for the United Kingdom and £4.00 GBP for those outwith.

If you would like to purchase a copy of the Braemar Gathering book from 2015 or 2016, please send an email to One of the team will reply with instructions on how to purchase.


Princess Royal & Duke of Fife Memorial Park, Braemar, Aberdeenshire, AB35 5YX

52.24 miles     013397 55377    

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